Former presidential aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Adamu Garba, has said the Federal Government should shut down Twitter from Nigeria’s internet space.
He spoke in reaction to the tech giant’s deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s controversial tweet on the civil war.
According to Garba, Twitter has no right to take down President Buhari’s tweet.
Taking to his Twitter account, the APC Chieftain said the microblogging platform should be expunged from Nigeria.
He wrote: “Twitter has no right to infuse into our local political affairs. It’s a company not a government.
“By removing our democratically elected President’s speech to the people of Nigeria, Twitter needs to be shut down from Nigerian internet space.
“Twitter needs to get out of Nigeria.”
He went further to urge Buhari and his cabinet to consider using his social media app as an alternative to Twitter.
Garba added; President @MBuhari and his entire cabinet, including all Govt related social handles should consider using my app.
We grow our local brand and perfect it by using and supporting it.
Since we have a local content rules, my app is there to protect our national integrity.
Agreed we have our constraints but it is ours and we are improving on it.
My app will do well to advance the interest of Nigerians and Africans than some foreign online colonization tool called Twitter.
Twitter has no right to infuse into our local political affairs. It’s a company not a government.
By removing our democratically elected President’s speech to the people of Nigeria, Twitter need to shutdown from Nigerian internet space.
Twitter need to get out of Nigeria.
— Adamu Garba II (@adamugarba) June 3, 2021